China Studies

Rawski Graduate Student Research Fellowship in China or Chinese Studies

Amount: 
Up to $10,000
Purpose of grant: 
This grant provides up to $10,000 to support graduate student research in or about China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, or Chinese diaspora communities during the academic year or the summer

 Students must complete the application form here and send to Emily Rook-Koepsel at eer31@pitt.edu:

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Rawski Graduate Student- Faculty Research Partnership in China and Chinese Studies Fellowship

Amount: 
$6000
Purpose of grant: 
Graduate Student- Faculty research partnerships which will support collaborative research between a faculty member and a graduate student.

$6000 Graduate Student- Faculty research partnerships which will support collaborative research between a faculty member and a graduate student. The faculty member and graduate student will commit to meeting during the Spring semester as preparation for graduate summer research. They will commit to produce a product during the Fall semester after the award. Graduate students will be awarded $5000 and their faculty partner will be awarded $1000 to complete the research project.

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Rawski Summer Faculty Research Scholarship in China and Chinese Studies

Amount: 
$5000.00
Purpose of grant: 
$5000 faculty research summer scholarships that can be used to supplement ongoing research funds or to support summer research in China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong or on China or Chinese studies related topics

Requirements: application form (here); budget; research statement-- no more than 5 pages single spaced which include project statement of purpose, importance to field, plan of research, and planned research deliverables (research deliverables can include conference presentations, journal articles, book publications/ contracts, policy white papers, or other public distribution of scholarship.); current CV; a completed

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Pittsburgh-Renmin Joint Seed Fund

Amount: 
Up to $10,000
Purpose of grant: 
Facilitating joint research and publication projects between faculty at University of Pittsburgh and Renmin University
Eligibility: 
  • Project must be a collaborative project with co-project leaders at University of Pittsburgh and Renmin University.
  • Preference will be given to projects with a focus on: Green Supply Chains; Impact/ Management of urban environments on sustainability and health outcomes; Research in the areas of transportation and connectivity, energy improvements in public buildings, gray water innovations, and eco districts; and Food-energy-water connections.
Region: 
China

Applicants must complete this attached application and return it to Dr. Emily Rook-Koepsel at rookkoepsel@pitt.edu. Please include a supporting statement that outlines the rationale for the activity, a detailed budget, a letter of support from the faculty at Renmin University, and the CVs of the applicants from both institutions.

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

China Studies Small Grants

Amount: 
variable amount
Deadline details: 

Rolling deadline. Applications will be reviewed on the first Friday of each month (except when the university is in recess).

Purpose of grant: 
This grant is a meant to support China Studies faculty in bringing speakers, conferences, and other academic events on to the Pitt campus
Eligibility: 

Full-time and part-time tenure-stream, tenured and non tenure-stream faculty (including lecturers, adjunct faculty, and contract faculty) at all Schools, Departments, Centers, Institutes and Campuses on the University of Pittsburgh are eligible to submit proposals.

Faculty must submit an application here and upload:

  1. 1-2 typed proposal describing the goals of the project and a rationale for the items requested
  2. Itemized budget of expected project costs including the exact time period when funds will be needed.
  3. A completed ASC Funding Request Form.
Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Asian Studies Center Student Group Event

Amount: 
up to $300 per event
Deadline details: 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Purpose of grant: 
The ASC student group event funding is meant to allow student groups which plan on hosting an event related to Asian studies to apply for a portion of the event's cost. Awards are capped at $300.
Eligibility: 

All registered student groups are eligible to apply for funding.

To apply, please fill in the application form here and upload

  1. A description of the event and how it relates to Asian Studies
  2. An Itemized budget for the event
Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

Amount: 
$5,000 of tuition + a stipend of $2,500
Purpose of grant: 
This grant, funded by the US Department of Education, assists the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area studies; stimulates the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency
Eligibility: 

Fellows must be enrolled in an intensive program of language study.

  1. The study program must provide the fellowship recipient with the equivalent of one academic year of foreign language study.
  2. Study programs must be approved by the Asian Studies Center.
  3. Summer FLAS Fellowships can be used for Chinese and Japanese only at third-year level or above.  Summer FLAS Fellowships can be used for Korean at the second-year level or above.
  4. The language program must consist of at least 140 classroom hours for second-year courses; 120 hours for third or fourth-year courses.
  5. The language program must last a minimum of 6 weeks.
  6. The course must be taken for a letter grade that is based on tests administered during the course.
  7. Factors that are important in the review of applicants include the overall quality of the student’s academic record, and the relevance of the FLAS Fellowship target language to the student’s plan of study. These fellowships may only be awarded to US citizens or US permanent residents.
Region: 
China
Japan
Korea

 Students must complete the application form here and send to Emily Rook-Koepsel at eer31@pitt.edu:

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships for Undergraduate Students

Amount: 
$10,000 of tuition + a stipend of $5,000
Purpose of grant: 
This grant, funded by the US Department of Education, assists the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area studies; stimulates the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency
Eligibility: 

These fellowships may only be awarded to US citizens or US permanent residents.

FLAS Fellowships are awarded for the 2-semester full academic year (no semester awards).  Fellows must be enrolled in a language course and an East Asia-focused, non-language area studies course during each semester of the award period. ASC FLAS Fellowships are only given to students studying Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Vietnamese at second-year level or above.. Factors that are important in the review of applicants include the overall quality of the student’s academic record, and the relevance of the FLAS Fellowship target language to the student’s plan of study.

 

Region: 
China
Japan
Korea

In some cases, the Fellowship may be supplemented with funding from other sources. For students who have other sources of funding for the 2022-23 academic year, contact the Asian Studies Center before applying for this Fellowship. Undergraduate FLAS Fellowships will only be awarded for the study of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean.
 Students must complete the application form here and send to Emily Rook-Koepsel at eer31@pitt.edu:

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships for Graduate Students

Amount: 
Tuition + a stipend of approximately $18,000
Deadline details: 

Application packets should be submitted directly to your department chair according to their departmental deadline (which in all cases will be before February 15), rather than to the centers. Separate application packets must be submitted when applying to more than one center.  CHECK YOUR DEPARTMENT’S INTERNAL FLAS DEADLINE!

Purpose of grant: 
This grant, funded by the US Department of Education, assists the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area studies; stimulates the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency
Eligibility: 

These fellowships may only be awarded to US citizens or US permanent residents.
Fellows must be enrolled in a ‘content course’ related to their language of study and a language course each term of the award period. ASC FLAS Fellowships are only given to students studying Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Vietnamese at the second-year level or above. Factors that are important in the review of applicants include the overall quality of the student’s academic record, and the relevance of the FLAS Fellowship target language to the student’s plan of study.

Region: 
China
Japan
Korea
Southeast Asia

Application packets should contain the following materials. (It is no longer necessary to submit four copies.) Only completed application packets will be accepted.  Submit completed application packets to your department.

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

China and Chinese Studies Faculty Conference Travel Grants

Amount: 
$600 (international or Hawaii); $300 (domestic, including Mexico and Canada)
Deadline details: 

Applicants must apply before conference dates. Applications will be accepted Sept. 15, Dec. 1, March 15, July 15. If you are accepted for a conference after one deadline but before the next one, please contact Emily Rook-Koepsel (rookkoepsel@pitt.edu) for more information.

Purpose of grant: 
This grant provides partial support for presentation of China-related conference papers
Eligibility: 

Full-time and part-time tenure-stream, tenured and non tenure-stream faculty (including lecturers, adjunct faculty, and contract faculty) at all Schools, Departments, Centers, Institutes and Campuses of the University of Pittsburgh are eligible to submit proposals.

Region: 
China

Please complete the submittable application here:https://ucis.submittable.com/submit/90366/china-studies-conference-grant-faculty . Applications should be submitted BEFORE the conference takes place. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Decisions will be made on applications on or around the 15th of August, October, December, February, and April.
 
The application will prompt you to complete the application form and upload:

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371